1. Infinity charm necklace: India, USA
Available here in either silver or gold, for $28.
Impact: Each piece of jewelry is crafted by a woman who escaped sex trafficking in either Mumbai, India or Orange County, California. Your purchase helps Purpose Jewelry provide these survivors with a fair-wage job, counseling, education, and basic healthcare.
2. Leather crossover sandals: Uganda
3. All-natural bath bombs: India and Uganda
Mix and match a set of 4 bath bombs here for $22.99.
Organization: B.A.R.E. Soaps, Uganda and India.
Impact: Your purchase helps employ women in India and Uganda, and B.A.R.E re-invests 20% of the proceeds into economic development in these regions so the soap production can provide vitamins, basic health and hygiene awareness, and livestock to families.
4. Organic, fair-trade coffee: Nicaragua
Organization: Alaffia, Togo.
Impact: Profits help fund Alaffia's various empowerment projects in Togolese communities, which aim to achieve gender equality and to help people rise out of poverty. Their projects include constructing schools, running a maternal health clinic, distributing eyeglasses, and planting trees.
Organization: Naja, Colombia.
Impact: Naja lingerie is eco-friendly and made by single mothers or female heads of the household in the slums of Colombia. Your purchase provides these women with a stable job, above-market wages, healthcare benefits, and childcare so that their families can escape poverty.
7. Washi tea tin candles: USA
8. Printed stationary set: Rwanda
9. Dainty handmade rings: Tennessee, USA
Organization: FashionABLE, Tennessee, USA / multiple countries
Impact:. All jewelry from the "Miriam Collection" is handcrafted by women in Nashville, Tennessee who are recovering from addiction, prostitution, depression and homelessness. FashionABLE provides these women with job opportunities, creative therapy, and business skills so they can eventually support themselves.
10. Padded cloth laptop cases: Ghana
11. Adorable embroidered onesies: Rwanda, Ghana
Organization: Indego Africa, Rwanda / Ghana.
Impact: Each onesie (USA-produced) is hand-embroidered by female artisans in Rwanda and Ghana, and all proceeds help fund educational training programs aimed to lift these women and their families out of poverty.
12. Classic leather billfold wallet: Ethiopia.
Buy it here for $48.
Impact: The wallet is made sustainably from Ethiopian leather by local artisans and part of the profits go to Women At Risk, an NGO that provides counseling and job training to women so they can escape the commercial sex industry in Ethiopia's capital, Addis Ababa.
13. Cookie mix gift bundle: Denver, USA.
Products are also sold at Sam's Club, Walmart, and from other retailers.
Organization: Women's Bean Project, Denver, USA.
Impact: Your purchase supports a transitional job program for unemployed and impoverished women in Denver. The program provides a paying job, skills training, and financial guidance to these women so they can find an entry-level job and support themselves and their families.
14. Felt ladybug baby booties: Kyrgyzstan
15. Hand-woven pinwheel coasters: Rwanda
16. Beaded stretch bracelets: Kenya
Impact: 15% of profits will fund micro-loans and financial training for disadvantaged, widowed women in Kitale, Kenya. They help these marginalized women become entrepreneurs so they can gain financial independence and support their families.
17. Himalayan sea salt soaks: Chicago, USA
Available here in a variety of scents for $18 each.
Organization: Bright Endeavors, Chicago, USA
Impact: Your purchase helps employ young mothers in a transitional job program which provides secure employment, job skills, and guidance so these women can find a permanent career and rise out of poverty.
18. Woven compass charm bracelets: Cambodia.
19. Unique textile bow ties: Kenya
Buy them here for $24 (adult size) or $15 (child size).
Organization: Willow Tree Roots, Kenya.
Impact: Each bow tie is made from traditional Kenyan Kitenge fabric and all of the proceeds go to the Willow Tree Roots Kenya project, which provides vulnerable women with artisan training, education, and financial skills so they can run a business on their own and support their families.
20. Hand-milled mint and chai soaps: Himalayas, India
21. Leather-strap tote bag: Rwanda
Buy the tote here for $45.
Organization: No.41, Rwanda.
Impact: Your purchase helps provide a stable job and sustainable source of income to a young female artisan, and also gives 73 school lunches to a secondary student in Gisenyi, Rwanda. No.41 works with over 20 women so they can become self-sufficient and give back to their community through a school feeding program.
22. Alpaca wool beanie and mittens: Peru
23. Striped multipurpose pouch: Guatemala
Organization: Mayan Hands, Guatemala
Impact: Your purchase helps provide a weaving job to one of 200 women in Guatemala, who use a traditional Guatemalan backstrap loom technique to create modern products and earn an income to support their families.
25. A pair of long-lasting flip flops: Afghanistan.
Flip flops are available here in a variety of styles and colors, in both men's and women's sizes starting from $24.99.
Impact: Your purchase puts an Afghan girl into secondary school for one day through Aid Afghanistan for Education, which has created 13 schools in 9 conflict-torn provinces which teach over 3,000 Afghani girls.
26. Wax-print cotton bracelets: Mozambique
Buy them here for $25 each in a variety of patterns and styles.
Organization: Kurandza, Mozambique.
Impact: Profits help fund development projects and allow women, the majority of whom are HIV positive, to work for fair wages which can pay for transport to the hospital, food, and school supplies for their children.
27. Screen-printed apron: Zambia
Available here in a variety of patterns and colors for $32.
Organization: Dsenyo, Zambia.
Impact: Each apron is ethically-produced by a female artisan. Your purchase helps Dsenyo partner with a community in Zambia and enable women to become empowered through artisanship, driving social and economic change.